12/16/2013 11:10 am ET Updated Dec 16, 2013

Boy, 11, Arrested For Punching Grandma Over Refusal To Buy Toy

An 11-year-old boy from Ohio was taken into police custody over the weekend after allegedly punching his grandmother in the face at a Dayton department store when she refused to buy him the toy he wanted.

Barbara Weeks, 60, told police her grandson slugged her in the nose, according to the Dayton Daily News. A passerby called 911 after witnessing the incident.

Apparently the boy tried to punch his grandmother a second time after she continued to refuse to grant him his wish but missed when the woman ran away from him. Weeks admitted to police that she's scared of her grandson, who was taken to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center and charged with domestic violence.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, the boy had been badgering his grandmother to buy him a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots toy.

Certainly the unnamed juvenile isn't the first kid to allegedly behave badly towards an older person.

In October, 86-year-old Vera Shepper was checking out her groceries at the Trader Joe's in downtown Santa Cruz, California when out of nowhere, an out-of-control child slammed into her, knocking the elderly woman to the ground. As Shepper writhed in dizzying pain on the floor, she saw an adult's hand reach down -- not to help her, but to grab the wrist of the child and say "Let's get out of here."

Shepper's daughter, Mary Rose [whose son Adam Rose is the Huffington Post Standards Editor], says the incident was upsetting for many reasons -- both that her active, independent mother broke her hip and needed a surgical replacement, but also that in a show of callousness, a parent who had not been supervising her child in a public place opted to ditch responsibility further and flee the scene.

What do you think about the above incidents? Let us know in comments.


5 Tips For Dealing With Defiant Teens
5 Tips For Dealing With Defiant Teens